Job Opportunities

 

In addition to veterinarians, Rood & Riddle employs approximately 200 full or part-time employees. Seasonal positions are available during peak busy seasons, especially during the spring breeding and foaling season. 

Specific job openings will be posted below, when available.

Please submit your letter of intent, resume, or application to:

Address

Human Resources
P.O. Box 12070
Lexington, KY 40580

Email

You can also email your application information to hr@roodandriddle.com.

You may use the job form below to submit an application. Please complete the form and save it to your files. You may then print your application and sent it by regular mail or by e-mail attachment to the appropriate addresses above. No phone calls please.

Employment Application (.pdf)

Now accepting applications and interviewing

for the 2023 foaling season!

Please! Due to a large number of applications and high volume of calls, we cannot take job or application status inquiries by phone.

Available Positions

2023 NURSING STAFF ASSISTANTS

We are currently looking for Equine Nursing Staff for the 2023 season, starting in January.  This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Nursing staff assistants must be available for at least 36 to 48 hours a week (depending on the time of year) and have a flexible schedule. The shifts are from 5:30 am to 6 pm, or 5:30 AM to 6 am. A minimum of one-weekend shift per week is required. During the months of March through May, in addition to a one-weekend shift per week, one full weekend a month is required. Nursing assistants will work with a variety of equine patients along with an experienced team of nurses and doctors. Patient care is the main responsibility of this position and will vary depending on the needs of the patients. Year-round and seasonal positions are available. A minimum of two years of previous horse handling experience is required. Previous experience with Thoroughbred or Standardbreds preferred. 

Schedule
  • Monday to Friday
  • Day Shift
  • Night Shift
  • Weekend Availability
  • 12-Hour Shift
  • Overtime
 
Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
To apply, email Alanna Mathes at amathes@roodandriddle.com with a resume and work references.
 No phone calls, please.
 
AMBULATORY ASSISTANT

Immediate opening for an ambulatory assistant. Hours are daytime, primarily full-time, with competitive benefits. There is a set start time for the day but the end time varies based on the veterinarian’s schedule and time of year. Hours are mostly Monday through Friday, with a few weekends a year required. Assistant will primarily be assigned to one veterinarian and will travel to farms throughout Central Kentucky and assist with various procedures. Previous horse handling experience is required.

To apply, email Alanna Mathes your resume with detailed horse experience to amathes@roodandriddle.com.
 No phone calls, please.
 
SURGERY DEPARTMENT LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Technicians provide pre-operative care for surgery patients, assist the anesthesia team with pre-operative physicals and induction, and maintain operating room stock and sterilization. Technicians will also assist surgeons while maintaining sterile and aseptic technique and ensure surgical instrumentation is kept appropriately.

  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods.
  • Teamwork and communication are essential in this facility.
  • The candidate must be flexible with hours and willing to work overtime when needed.
  • Must have previous equine experience with horses other than their own.
 Job Type: Full-time
The hours are da,ytime Monday – Friday.
Competitive benefits including:  Health (PPO or HDHP), Dental and Vision Insurance, PTO, 401k, and company and related discounts.
To apply, email Alanna Mathes at amathes@roodandriddle.com with a resume and work references.
 No phone calls, please.
 
SURGERY DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN

Technicians provide pre-operative care for surgery patients, assist the anesthesia team with pre-operative physicals and induction, maintain operating room stock and sterilization. Technicians will also assist surgeons while maintaining sterile and aseptic technique and ensure surgical instrumentation is kept appropriately.

  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods.
  • Teamwork and communication are essential in this facility.
  • The candidate must be flexible with hours and willing to work overtime when needed.
  • Must have previous equine experience with horses other than their own.
 Job Type: Full-time
The hours are daytime Monday – Friday.
Competitive benefits include Health (PPO or HDHP), Dental and Vision Insurance, PTO, 401k, and company and related discounts.
 
To apply, email Alanna Mathes at amathes@roodandriddle.com with a resume and work references.
No phone calls, please.
 
PART-TIME SEASONAL HELP

 Part-time seasonal help starting mid-January 2023 to handle patients and general equine duties in a fast-paced environment. The hours and department vary from day to day. Weekday positions typically start mid-morning and end in the late afternoon. Weekend hours begin early morning and end in the early afternoon. 

To apply, please submit a resume to hr@roodandriddle.com.
Previous horse handling experience is required. 
 No phone calls, please.
 
RECIPIENT FARM POSITION
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No phone calls, please.

EQUINE AMBULATORY ASSISTANT

Interviewing for spring. These are daytime, mostly full-time, with competitive benefits.  There is a set start time for the day but the end time varies based on the veterinarian’s schedule and time of year.  Hours are mostly Monday through Friday with a few weekends a year required or Friday through Sunday.  Assistants will primarily be assigned to one veterinarian and will travel to farms throughout Central Kentucky and assist with various procedures.  Previous horse handling experience is required. 

Competitive benefits include Health (PPO or HDHP), Dental and Vision Insurance, PTO, 401k, and company and related discounts.

To apply, please email your resume with detailed horse experience to amathes@roodandriddle.com

 No phone calls, please.

EQUINE UNDERGRADUATE INTERN

These positions will be seasonal and will start in January 2022 and go through July 2022. There will be positions available in nursing and ambulatory, with most of the available positions in the nursing department. Please see the undergraduate opportunities section on our website for more information.

Please Note:

For all positions advertised, Skype interviews are available for eligible out-of-town applicants; however, a working interview may be required for certain positions.

Resumes submitted without including previous hands-on horse experience will not be eligible for the interview process for positions that require hands-on horse experience.
Please send resumes to: hr@roodandriddle.com 
 No phone calls, please.
 
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OFFICE

PODIATRY ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION
(
Full Time) – Monday – Friday
We are looking for a motivated, equine-oriented person to join our team!
If you are looking to find your fit in the equine industry as support in an office setting, reach out to us to hear about the job opening that offers competitive pay and benefits.
Some qualities we are looking for:
- Teamwork and communication are essential.
- Candidate must be flexible with hours and willing to work overtime when needed.
- Must have previous equine experience with horses other than their own.
Schedule:
  • 8-hour shifts with 30 min lunch
  • Weekend availability, only when needed
  • May need to stay a little longer after shift
Education:
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:
  • Customer service one year
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel
  • Google Calendar basic usage
  • Office duties and organization – entry level.
  • Previous equine knowledge- volunteer position acceptable   
Please send resumes to:  cbolling@roodandriddle.com
No phone calls, please.

PODIATRY

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VETERINARIANS

 
Associate Veterinarian with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (Lexington, Ky.)

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Due to difficulties with immigration services and the inability to guarantee the obtaining of a suitable visa to allow work within the United States, positions can only be offered to citizens of the United States or candidates with pre-existing immigration clearance for the United States at this time.